Terry Wiegand

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    25 Buick fuel problems

    I had a 1928 Willys-Knight that had an electric fuel pump in the line between the gasoline tank and the vacuum tank. I only used it occasionally to fill the vacuum tank if the car sat for a while between driving trips. Mark is right, if things are adjusted right, one doesn't need a fuel pump. The vacuum tank system was really very trouble free when everything was set properly. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    25 Buick fuel problems

    Ronnie, I want to throw something out here that you may not have considered. As everyone on here knows, I have three of the caged-valve model Buicks. The 1916 doesn't enter in the discussion because it isn't back on the road yet. However, the 1920 and 1922 are the ones that can relate to your ongoing problems. I have had John Wolf out in Ohio rebuild the vacuum tanks on all three cars. Got the one back for the '20 and the car ran worse (if you call belching, backfiring, and running like crap) than before the rebuild. I sent it back to him and they discovered that the two springs in the canister cover were not shutting off the vacuum to the tank. The result was that raw gasoline was being sucked into the intake manifold ABOVE the carburetor. The springs were replaced and that problem went away. However, the engine would periodically go through one of those belching, backfiring fits that would drive a person to the edge of insanity. We took the car up to the McPherson College Car Show three weeks ago. Before we went, I installed a set of NOS AC Titan spark plugs that were gapped to the .030" that the reference manual called for. I also removed the distributor cap and rotor and these were very thoroughly cleaned and checked visibly under a magnifying glass for any cracks. They checked out great. I removed the 99 year old plug wires that were as hard as a rock. I replaced the wires with new Black rubber, solid core wiring with Nickel Plated Rajah plug terminals. The Reference Manual calls for coating the distributor cap track with petroleum jelly. That would be Vaseline to us common folk. I applied it liberally. I checked the points gap while I had things opened up. Right where it should be. Applied LubriPlate White Grease to the point cam with a Q-Tip. Those things work great for stuff like that. Installed a new 6-Volt battery. Made sure that all of the connections were clean and tight. It was time for that proverbial Firestone moment - you know - where the rubber hits the road. I turned the ignition switch lever - the starter/generator is doing its motoring thing - I stepped down on the starter pedal - and if I'm lyin' I'm dyin', the engine turned over less than two revolutions and settled down into the sweetest idle that I have ever heard that engine do. It runs as smooth as silk with instantaneous throttle response. We put about 5 miles on the car before heading up to the show. The car ran flawlessly - you know - like a new Buick should. The point I am making here is this - do not dismiss checking out the ignition system. I think that I found out that electrical problems can mimic carburetion issues. I certainly hope that what I did with the engine will go a long way in helping it run better and smoother. Time will tell. I am extremely optimistic - after all, this is a Buick for cryin' out loud. And it has less than 5,000 actual miles on the clock since new. That's my story here for what it's worth. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    1930 Buick rad hose

    Jack, Mark is right. It left the factory with black hoses. Keep this thought in mind - tires, batteries, and hoses are perishable items. When it came time to replace these things, most folks went with what was available to them. Your 1930 Buick was an used car right during the height of the Depression. No one had two nickels to rub together and made do with what they could. I personally like the Red radiator hoses. I am going to use them on my 1916 when it goes back together. It is your car and you can certainly do things as you wish with it. If you are restoring to historical accuracy, then you will need to do things accordingly. If you are putting things back together for a driver and a car to have fun with, then you can certainly do things as you want and fun will be your motto. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    1937 Buick Model 48: RESTORATION HAS BEGUN! (Photo)

    Anybody who is very good at their trade is swamped. Sign up with them and your name goes to the bottom of the list for sometimes a year or more. If a person wants quality work done, they wait. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    Now I can Throw away the Crowbar

    Don, you are very observant. That is exactly the reason for the disc being in the shape that it is in. Also, the one arm on the puller is a different length to level the disc out once it is in place. From my experience, the puller works best when the spring is removed and the keeper is placed in the disc cup and a solid, level, and upward pull is commenced. This is a very, very handy tool to have if a person has caged-valve Buick engines. Been there and done that. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    Now I can Throw away the Crowbar

    The Swastika was an Indian symbol for Good Luck. The Second World War corrupted it into something that was viewed as horrible. The Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company (forerunner of the John Deere Tractor) used the symbol in their advertising also. Terry Wiegand Out Doo Dah Way
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    New Image upload size

    WOW. Maybe this is a case of just not getting it. The vast majority of all of the photos that I have ever posted fall into the 4.6mb range. If I try to post two photos of that size it tells me that there is a limit of 9.77mb. When I went to school 4.6 twice adds up to 9.2. I guess the biggest beef that most folks have with this is that there was NO prior notification that these changes were going to take place. We are told after the fact. I personally feel like higher resolution photos really show the detail in parts that are being photographed and when information concerning intricate details of something is being related, that detail becomes extremely important to the viewer. I'm just not buying the explanation that the storage relates 100% to the size of a photograph. And then we're told that we can post all of the photos that we want. Hello! It all adds up at the end of the day no matter what the size of the photograph is. One can have 30 photographs posted or 450. Somebody is going to have to tell me just how 450 photos equates to less storage space taken up. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    New Image upload size

    Here's a different approach to this situation. One hundred dollars is one hundred dollars no matter how it is tallied up. We're told that the AACA is concerned about storage - really? Then WHY would we be told that we can post all that we want. I'll stand by my original comment - this makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Talk about something being asinine. This is a textbook example. I'll post my photos one at a time since they do not care about that😛. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
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    New Image upload size

    He tells you that they went from 80gb to 300gb in the last year. He says the photo sizes are too big - they have to be reduced size wise, however, people can post as many photos as they want. What part of being asinine do you not understand here? If the AACA wants to control how much is being posted, then why not put a limit on just how much a person can post each month? Let's put this in a concept that might illustrate what is being imposed here. A person walks into a bank with a check for $100.00. The cashier says, how would you like your money? Do you want a $100.00 bill or would you like 5 - $20.00 bills or would you like 100 - $1.00 bills? Personally, I'd opt for the twenties for convenience purposes. I can just see this picture in my mind's eye - you'd go for the $1.00 bills and then stand there and wonder just how you'll get them stuffed in your wallet. Do you see anything just a slight bit ignorant with what is being imposed here? I think any reasonable thinking person will come to the same conclusion. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    New Image upload size

    I talked to him also about not being able to download more than one picture at a time. His response was that the photo size was too big - however we could still download all of the photos that we want. Now that really makes a whole lot of no sense at all. So, I guess that I'll be posting photos one at a time from now on. What a bunch of hooey. Terry Wiegand Mayor of Doo Dah
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    Buick Heritage Alliance Orders

    Brian, please enlighten us here - what was it that you are trying to get from them? Sounds like it could be of a technical sort. Maybe someone here on the forums could help you out. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    Radiator Dog Bones

    Brian, how's our boy, Finn, doing these days? Are you going to bring him out to Denver in the back of the '23 for the meet? Sure would like to see him again. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
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    Road trip to Mankato, Mn

    Everything that Brian said about this vehicle is worth saying over again 10 times. That Buick is flawless. I was there and had my eyeballs all over it. Of course it doesn't hurt anything that it is a 1916 model. Terry Wiegand Mayor of Doo Dah
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    Radiator Dog Bones

    Hugh, I can honestly say that I have never heard of measuring the outside of something to determine the thread size. One measures the outside diameter of male threads and the inside diameter of female threads to determine the correct thread size. One should also have a thread pitch gauge to determine that aspect of the threads. I am not saying that you are wrong or that it will not work. It's just that this a very unorthodox way of getting to where you want to be. Just my humble opinion here. Terry Wiegand Out Doo Dah Way
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    Radiator Dog Bones

    Would this be more like what you are looking for? I have had this cap for years. Don't remember where I got it from, but I do remember having it replated. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas